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SIDE A:  Radio program Democracy Now!, reporting from Baltimore, Maryland at St. Claver Catholic Church, December 9, 2002 at the funeral of anti-war and anti-nuclear activist Philip Berrigan, the brother of Catholic priest and activist Daniel Berrigan. The first part of the program consists of clips of past interviews with Berrigan chronicling his activism. Program host Amy Goodman reporting from St. Claver Church interviews Berrigan's friends and associates: Tom Lewis, Kathleen Boylan, Elmer...
Topics: Philip Berrigan, Ploughshares Eight (Group), Anti-nuclear movements, Peace movements, Nonviolence,...
Eight audio cassette tapes from the International Working Conference on the Arms Trade (Oct 30-Nov 2, 1991), held at the Riverside Church, New York City. The SANE/Freeze International Fund co-sponsored the event with the International Peace Bureau of Geneva and the European Network Against the Arms Trade. Cora Weiss hosts the conference, makes announcements, and introduces speakers. Tape 1 of 8: SIDE A: Speakers include: Igor Chorvev, organizer of the upcoming arms trade conference in...
Topics: Arms control, Nuclear disarmament, Antinuclear Congresses, Antinuclear movements, Women and Peace,...
Sane Views the World public radio program from June 9, 1975.  Host Steve Schick interviews Ethel Taylor, National Coordinator for Women Strike for Peace, and Sandy Kravitz, Executive Board member for Women Strike for Peace. The women discuss the history of Women’s Strike for Peace, nuclear disarmament, attitudes in Congress, and they emphasize the importance of female involvement when fighting nuclear activity. First however, a brief discussion on taxes and the military budget is given. The...
Topics: Women Strike for Peace, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear activity, Nuclear war, Nuclear bombs, Nuclear...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by SANE Education Fund of Pennsylvania
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Installment of the radio program Consider the Alternatives (#839), titled “Women on War,” narrated by Beth Park and produced by the SANE Education Fund. The program focuses on the book “Women on War: Essential Voices for the Nuclear Age” compiled and edited by poet Daniela Gioseffi, published in 1988. Gioseffi discusses how the work developed and the various aspects of war she wanted to represent. The program includes readings of passages from the book.
Topics: Woman and peace, Women and war, Peace movements, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear technology, Public...
Interview with David Washburn, Nick Egleston and Vernon Grizzard about Boston Draft Resistance Group Recording: 0065.1_01 Nov. 20-23, 1968 Playing time: 1 hr., 10 min., 21 sec. Sound condition: 19:47 audio pauses and comes back at 20:07; room noise, car traffic and plane noise, coughs, etc. Interviewer: unidentified male;  First interviewee: unidentified male [David Washburn?];  Topics include: Boston Draft Resistance Group (BDRG) involvement-steering committee; Swarthmore Political Action...
Topics: Boston Draft Resistance Group, Vietnam War protest, Draft resistance, Draft resisters, Draft...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
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Two segments from the 1976 Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) International Executive Committee meeting in Switzerland. The first segment is a reading of a report written by the WILPF Coordinator for Latin American, Ana de Araya, documenting her activities around the region including efforts to establish a future branch of WILPF in Mexico; proposed dates for an upcoming regional conference in Cuernavaca during 1977; an account of her visits to Colombia, Argentina, and...
Topics: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Women's Social conditions Latin...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Elizabeth Linn Allen
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On January 19, 1960, Jane Addams’ grand-niece Elizabeth Linn Allen, discusses her role on the board of education and how she is inspired by the work of her great-aunt. She introduces herself by saying she was appointed just 50 years after the appointment of Jane Addams, who found her time at Hull House to often be frustrating due to a lack of communication between groups. Comparatively, the speaker feels her time on the board has been happier, although she is still trying to solve some of the...
Topics: Jane Addams, Hull House, Social change, Education, Chicago School District, Education reform,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Muriel Buck Humphrey
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Anne Blair’s interview of Mrs. Hubert H. Humphrey, the wife of American Vice President Hubert Humphrey takes place on March 2, 1966. Mrs. Humphrey discusses her recent travels, including to South Korea, the Philippines, and Yugoslavia, and focuses on the women she met there, who are becoming more politically active. Anne Blair also asks her about her personal life: her relationship with her husband, keeping up appearances, and the fast-paced lifestyle of politics. The interview finishes with...
Topics: Anne Blair, Education, Women in politics, Interviews
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace [BEM]
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Playing time: 32 min., 17 sec. ----------- Peace Contest luncheon of Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM), Baltimore, Maryland;  Henry Niles introduces guests and speakers including:  Dudley M. Martin, Brett Alwar [?], Larry LaSoeur, Sr. Margaret Mary, Dr. Lawrence Paquin [?], Mr. Curt H.G. Heinfelden, Rev. John N. Peabody, Rabbi Howard A. Simon 
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, economic aspects of war
[196-?] Playing time: 0766_01: 1 hr., 36 min., 7 sec.;  0736_02: 1 hr., 3 min., 14 sec. -------------- [War Resisters League [WRL] meeting?] 0766_01: recording begins mid-sentence; speakers talk in opposition to the Vietnam War and about U.S. Policy in Vietnam Viewed from the U.N. and A Fresh Approach to a Negotiated Settlement in Vietnam; talk by and about Quakers (Society of Friends); questions from the audience at end; speakers include: Bob Cory [side 1]; Johnathan Mirsky [side 1]; Lyle...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, War Resisters League (WRL), Society...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by The World Peace Broadcasting Foundation
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Feb. 3-5, 1969 Playing time: 0293_01: 1 hr., 20 min., 43 sec.;  0293_02: 1 hr., 23 min., 40 sec. ------------ 0293_01: Washington Mobilization of Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam;  William Sloan Coffin talks and introduces Senator George McGovern who talks about opposition to the Vietnam War; other speakers at event include:   Professor Seymour Melman, Rev. Bob Cunane, David Harris, Rev. Richard John Jeuhaus, and participants in the Program at Department of Justice including Mrs....
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, religious aspects of peace
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by WRVR Radio Station
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Radio interview of Moy de Tohá (Raquel Victoria Morales Etchevers) by Cora Weiss.  Moy de Tohá is the widow of Jose Tohá, the highest ranking official under Salvador Allende who was tortured to death under Augusto Pinochet’s command. Moy de Tohá was the executive secretary for the Secretariat of Women for three years under Allende. The interview covers the resistance in Chile; the changing role of women; human rights abuses and mass imprisonments of men, women and children; and U.S....
Topics: Feminism, Military spending, Socialism, Chile, Salvador Allende Gossens, Latin America, Women and...
Musical introduction and voice over to Scope: the United Nations Radio Magazine. Scope invites listeners to explore the dimensions of international cooperation in reports of the U.N. and related agencies. This episode is about human settlements. Enrique Peñalosa, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Vancouver, Canada; 31 May to 1 June, 1976), believes that no policy on human settlements will succeed if not rooted in a commitment to achieve basic standards of...
Topics: United Nations, Scope: the U. N. Radio Magazine, Human settlements, Urbanization, Ekistics, United...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Dorothy H. Hutchinson
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SIDE A: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) member Marion Edman interviews civil rights activist and fellow WILPF member Dorothy Hutchinson, March 31, 1978 at Hutchinson's home in Kentucky. The interview with Hutchinson is for collecting member insight and history for the posterity of the organization. The conversation focuses on Hutchinson's history with and her contributions to WILPF, including her term as president of both the United States and International...
Topics: Dorothy H. Hutchinson, Women pacifists, Quaker women, Women and peace, Women's International League...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Jerry Williams Show, WBZ
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Playing time: 6 min., 26 sec. [no date] Recording of a telephone call by an unidentified male Vietnam War veteran to Jerry Williams, a radio talk show host at WBZ in Boston; the veteran, who wished not to be identified, describes his eyewitness accounts of harrowing experiences in Vietnam War and the importance of opposing the war
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War veterans
Playing time: 0650.2_01: 30 min., 47 sec.;  0650.2_02: 30 min., 48 sec. -------------- Tape 2 of 4 0650.2_01: SANE Vietnam War protest rally with speakers:  Jules Feiffer, Floyd McKissick, Erich Fromm, William Sloan Coffin, Donald Keys, Mrs. Egan, Mrs. Newman ----------- 0650.2_02: continuation of SANE Vietnam War protest rally with speakers:  Jules Feiffer, Floyd McKissick, Erich Fromm, William Sloan Coffin, Donald Keys, Mrs. Egan, Mrs. Newman
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, SANE
Playing time: 0258_01a: 1 hr., 50 min. 43 sec.;  0258_01b: 36 min., 36 min. --------------- Transcripts of interviews available in Sallie Marx Papers (DG 270), Swarthmore College Peace Collection --------------- interviews by Sallie Marx; includes interviews with Gail Petrie, Carol Bedford, the Cliff Spires family [see also Audiotape Reel 0257], Ned Jacobs, David McCaughna, Jack Colhoun, Pat Silvers, Doris Mahegan. RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. ---------------- Technical notes from George Blood:...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, draft resistance, draft resisters, conscientious objection,...
1967 (Sept. 27); 1969 (May 6) ----------- Playing time: 15 min., 12 sec. ------------ public service messages in opposition to the Vietnam War brought to you by Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM): 14 spots by Brigadier General William Wallace Ford, US Army, Retired; Rear Admiral Arnold True, US Navy, Retired; Hon. Marriner S. Eccles; Dr. George Wald; Leo Orso (announcer)
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, economic aspects of war
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Committee on Education
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Two school students reciting messages of peace written by students participating in a letter exchange program between Washington State and the Soviet Union. An unidentified woman introduces the readers. Messages from the Soviet students are read by Shane Murray of Edmonds, Washington; messages from the students of Washington State are read by Geraldine Fletcher of Stanwood, Washington. Murray and Fletcher alternate during the readings. The letters, written by students from 2nd to 9th grade,...
Topics: Peace United States, Peace Soviet Union, Children United States Correspondence, Children Soviet...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women Strike for Peace
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Audio script to a slide show, produced by Women Strike for Peace and narrated by unidentified members of the organization. The script and slideshow is based on Ethel Taylor's booklet, A Basic Primer on Star Wars for the Legitimately Confused . Women Strike for Peace issued the slide show with the booklet for activists to educate citizens about the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). SDI was a missile defense system requiring technology that was not yet viable and became the Reagan...
Topics: Women and Peace United States, Peace movements United States, Nuclear disarmament, Antinuclear...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by WSP; Minna Hilton of Women Strike for Peace, Teaneck, New Jersey
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Playing time: 14 min., 55 sec. ----------- sound track for a motion picture (possibly motion picture 0150a);  narrated by unidentified woman;  at beginning: “This film was made by Minna Hilton of Women Strike for Peace, Teaneck, New Jersey”;  Women Strike for Peace March on Washington, Sep. 20, 1967, where protesters pledged support for men who refused to go to Vietnam War  people mentioned:  Amy Swerdlow, president of WILPF, Dagmar Wilson, Cora Weiss speakers:  [Dagmar Wilson?],...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Women and peace, Women Strike for Peace, Women's International League for...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
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Ten radio spots from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) about peace and social justice. 1) Congress must implement tax reform that addresses the economic disparities across the United States. 2) There is a need for an increase of employment opportunities for women. 3) Workers are providing for their government but the government is not providing for its workers. 4) Women must be respected as committed professionals. 5) Minimum security must be guaranteed to...
Topics: Women's rights, Gender equality, Economic disparity, Employment disparity, Wage gap, Social...
1967-1969 ca. Playing Time: 0247_01: 3 hr., 11 min., 13 sec.;  0247_02: 3 hr., 15 min., 4 sec. ----------- 0247_01 ; 0247_02: Technical note from George Blood: Technical Notes: 3/20/2018 MM: Levels fluctuate throughout. --------------- 0247_01: Staughton Lynd [?] interviews David Mitchell (Philadelphia Resistance); unidentified female interjects at times [Florence Howe?];  room noise, outside noise, quiet talk, and level fluctuations make it difficult to understand speech at times; at 10:10,...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, draft resistance, draft resisters, conscientious objection
Playing time: 1 hr., 20 min., 26 sec. -------------- Faint sound of people milling about while organ music plays in background; at 6:00: unidentified male welcomes them to conference at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.; unidentified male introduces Mark Stasbourg [?] who reads poems with guitar accompaniment; congregation sings ‘Kumbaya’; unidentified male same as first speaker [-pastor?] leads congregation in prayer; unidentified male speaks; congregation again sings...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, religious aspects of peace, Clergy...
Playing time: 13 min., 18 sec.  -------------- Tape 5 of 5 Emergency Rally on Vietnam, New York City  Topics include: “The Kind of World In Which We Bring Up Our Children” SANE Vietnam War protest rally with speaker: Spock, Benjamin, M.D.
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, SANE
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by [Radio Free People]
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[no date] Playing time: 26 min., 31 sec. ---------- broadcast from Hanoi in English on issues in Vietnam and opposition to the Vietnam War
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War public opinion, peace movements
Issued/Produced by: [Edwin T. Randall Friendly World Broadcasting, Wallingford, PA] Playing time: 1 hr., 32 min., 23 sec. First speaker: unidentified female;  Second speaker: Pat Samuel; talk about visit to South and North Vietnam by six Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) representatives from three countries [last name spellings approximated here]: Pat Samuel, Sadie Hughley, Lois Hammer, Marguerite Loret (France), Patricia Shannon (New Zealand); four representatives...
Topics: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Vietnam War protest, peace congresses, women...
Playing time: 5 min., 40 sec. ---------- public service messages in opposition to the Vietnam War brought to you by Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM): 5 spots; 1-4: Hon. Marriner S. Eccles; 5: Dr. George Wald; Leo Orso, announcer
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, economic aspects of war
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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Radio play titled "Women and Peace" that was part of a weekly series called "Within Our Gates." The play is a short retelling of Emily Greene Balch's life. The play is structured around an interview of the eighty-year-old Balch. She recalls her life in stages: her childhood, her time at Bryn Mawr College, her work in Paris and Boston. She speaks of the work done by the Women's International League and winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Balch is played by Jane King.
Topics: Women and peace, Jane Addams, Nobel Peace Prize, Peace process, Peace negotiations, Radio plays,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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Two segments of interviews with Francis Witherspoon conducted by the same unidentified female interviewer, ca. 1971-1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the first segment Witherspoon recounts a decades-long fight for complete and universal amnesty for all conscientious objectors, draft evaders/exiles, and deserters of the United States Army and Navy. She describes in detail the mounting of the first Amnesty Parade in the US during Christmas 1919 in New York City. In the second segment...
Topics: Women and Peace History 20th century, Peace movements United States 20th Century, Conscientious...
Reminiscences about A.J. Muste upon his death, Feb. 11, 1967; tribute at Village Theater, New York City (Mar. 12, 1967); Tribute continues from 0188_01 and includes A.J. Muste’s first (1935) and last (Feb. 9, 1967) known recordings ---------------------- A.J. Muste (1885-1967), was ordained a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, but later (1917), he became a member of the Society of Friends. During World War I, Muste's refusal to abandon his pacifist position led to his forced resignation...
Topics: A.J. Muste, Pacifists, Quakers, Civil rights workers, Labor leaders
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by War Resisters League [?]
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Playing time: 0883_01: 31 min., 17 sec.;  0883_02: 31 min., 11 sec. ---------------- 0883_01: A.J. Muste introduces Dave Dellinger who talks about his recent trip to Hanoi and opposition to the Vietnam War -------------- 0883_02: continuation of talk by Dave Dellinger on opposition to the Vietnam War with questions from audience at the end
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection
Playing time: 0652.2_01: 26 min., 42 sec.;  0652.2_02: 30 min., 49 sec. -------------- Tape 2 of 5 Emergency Rally on Vietnam, New York City  Topics include “Letters From My Son In Vietnam” 0652.2_01: SANE Vietnam War protest rally with speakers: Ossie Davis, Mrs. Dagmar Wilson, Canon L. John Collins, C. Clark Kissinger, M.L. Thorne, Joan Baez --------------- 0652.2_02: continuation of SANE Vietnam War protest rally with speakers: Ossie Davis, Mrs. Dagmar Wilson, Canon L. John Collins, C....
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, SANE
Playing time: 0650.1_01: 34 min., 59 sec.;  0650.1_02: 31 min., 21 sec. -------------- Tape 1 of 4 0650.1_01: SANE Vietnam War protest rally with speakers:  Dr. Benjamin Spock, Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Paul Booth, Joel Jacobson, Peter Weiss, I.F. Stone ----------- 0650.1_02: continuation of SANE Vietnam War protest rally with speakers:  Dr. Benjamin Spock, Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Paul Booth, Joel Jacobson, Peter Weiss, I.F. Stone
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, SANE
SIDE A: Margaret Hope Bacon interview with Mildred Scott Olmsted, May 1, 1987, Rose Valley, PA. Research for Bacon's book, One Woman's Passion for Peace and Freedom: the Life of Mildred Scott Olmsted . The interview covers her childhood, education, pursuing a degree in social work in Philadelphia; her first job at the Main Line Federation of Churches, becoming the first social worker to serve at Bryn Mawr Hospital; becoming a member at the Main Line Birth Control League; and establishing...
Topics: Mildred Scott Olmsted, Women and peace history 20th century, Peace activists United States...
SIDE A: Margaret Hope Bacon's interview with Mildred Olmsted, May 1, 1987 in Rose Valley, PA. Research for Bacon's book, One Woman's Passion for Peace and Freedom: the Life of Mildred Scott Olmsted . Olmsted discusses her reasons against war; employment at the White William Foundation, joining and working for the Women's International League of Peace and Freedom (WILPF) via its Philadelphia branch, visiting WILPF's Geneva, Switzerland branch, marrying Allen S. Olmsted and working for WILPF...
Topics: Mildred Scott Olmsted, Women and peace History 20th century, Peace activists United States...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Penny Rosenwasser
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SIDE A: Radio program “Beyond the Green Line: voices from Israel and Palestine,” produced by Penny Rosenwasser for station KPFA 94.1 Berkley, California, December 29. 1989; installment in the program series, “Voices from a ‘Promised Land.’"  Installment is a collection/montage of interviews with Palestinian and Israeli peace activists, conducted by Penny Rosenwasser in Jerusalem. Featured on the program are: Alya Showa, Tikva Parnass, Randa Siniora, Veronika Cohen, and Dalia...
Topics: Women and peace History 20th century, Peace movements Israel, Women and peace Israel 20th Century...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
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Public service announcements promoting the 1988 Peace & Freedom Awards presented by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), to be held October 19, 1988 at Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park. Temple University professor and poet Sonia Sanchez will be honored, as will musician Holly Near. The first two announcements are the same. The other promotional clip features Sonia Sanchez announcing the awards.
Topics: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Public service advertisement, Women and...
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Speech given by Cora Weiss at the Minneapolis YMCA on International Women's Day, March 8, 1975. The recording opens with a woman singing a folk song. Then a narrator gives a brief account of the history of International Women's Day. Then Weiss' speech begins. She speaks for about 35 minutes on the situation in Cuba, where she had recently visited, and the history of International Women's Day. She reads 10 demands that a women's organization is presenting that day, and she gives examples of...
Topics: Women and peace, Women's rights, Equal Rights Amendments, Cuba, Chile, Vietnam War 1961-1975,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Barbara Reynolds
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TRACK A: Barbara Reynolds reports on A Quaker Action Project from Hiroshima. She begins by discussing Quaker values and what it means to be a Friend and a member of this project. She talks about the Phoenix of Hiroshima, a yacht designed by her ex-husband Earle Reynolds, and a brief history of its voyage that began in 1954. The early hopes of the voyage and its members were to circumnavigate the globe with no crew changes, but Reynolds explains that the unity was not there to make that...
Topics: Phoenix of Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Earle Reynolds, Quakerism, Peace movements, Peace activists,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women Strike for Peace
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An interview with Phyllis Schmidt, Mary Clarke, and E. Jackson of Women Strike for Peace, who travelled to Jakarta, Indonesia, to meet with women from North and South Vietnam to discuss the ongoing situation in South East Asia and the potential for peace. The women provide an overview of how the group was formed, how they communicated with the Vietnamese women, and the diverse backgrounds of both the American group and the North and South Vietnamese groups. They also discuss what the Vietnamese...
Topics: Peace movements, Peace process, Vietnam War 1961-1975, Indonesia, Vietnamese reunification,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
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Public-interest radio installment. This is the third in a series produced by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). In this episode, Grace Yaukey, also known as the author Cornelia Spencer, talks to Mrs. Lester Newman, the Vice President of the D. C. Branch of WILPF about life in China. Yaukey was born to missionary parents and has lived most of her life in China. She remembers the Chinese Revolution in 1911, when she was a child. After college in the United States, she...
Topics: China, Japan, Intercultural communication, Child rearing, Women and peace, WCFM Cooperative...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM)
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Playing time: 0359_01: 1 hr., 36 min., 30 sec.;  0359_02: 1 hr., 34 min., 46 sec.  -------------- 0359_01: meeting of Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM) on opposition to the Vietnam War; Henry Niles introduces the panel and others in attendance in the audience: Macavoy Conwell [?]; Jesse Oppenheimer; Lee Thomas (BEM); Dr. Carlton Goodlett; Senator Ernest Gruening (Alaska); Harold Willens (BEM); Robert Maslow (BEM); Jane Negler; Mrs. Sara Cohen (Secretary to Henry Niles); Miss...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, economic aspects of war
[196-] Playing time: 32 min., 13 sec. -------------- interfaith vigil against the war in Vietnam, Mt. Vernon Methodist Church, Washington, DC; speakers talk in opposition to the Vietnam War: Rabbi Leon Fever, Episcopal Bishop Daniel Corrigan, Bishop John Wesley
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, religious aspects of peace
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace [BEM]
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Playing time: 34 min., 11 sec. ----------- continuation of Peace Contest luncheon of Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM), Baltimore, Maryland;  Henry Niles introduces guests and speakers including:  Dudley M. Martin, Brett Alwar [?], Larry LaSoeur, Sr. Margaret Mary, Dr. Lawrence Paquin [?], Mr. Curt H.G. Heinfelden, Rev. John N. Peabody, Rabbi Howard A. Simon 
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, economic aspects of war
Playing time: 0352_01: 39 min., 31 sec.;   0352_02: 46 min., 57 sec. -------------- Technical notes from George Blood: Technical Notes: 3/22/2018 MM: Levels fluctuate throughout both files. -------------------- (From Swarthmore College Peace Collection finding aid for Business Executives Move for New National Priorities Records, 1966-1984, DG 116): The first national meeting of BEM was held at the Statler-Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC, on September 27, 1967. Among the speakers at that meeting...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, economic aspects of war
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM)
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[no date] Playing time: 15 min., 21 sec. ------------- Fourteen Public Service Spots on opposition to the Vietnam War sponsored by Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace: 1-4: Brigadier General William Wallace Ford, US Army, Retired;  5-9: Rear Admiral Arnold E. True, US Navy, Retired;  10-13: Honorable Marriner S. Eccles;  14: Dr. George Wald
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, economic aspects of war
1967-1969 ca. Playing time: 0246_01: 1 hr., 36 min., 9 sec.;  0246_02: 1 hr., 36 min., 11 sec. ------------- 0246_01: male interviewee later addressed and identified as David Harris Boykin; unidentified male and unidentified females asking questions and contributing to the conversation, not always audible topics mentioned: communal living-people, cars, motorcycles; drug culture; masculinity and femininity; race issues; spirituality: myths, religion, Jung, I-Ching; non-violence; Conscientious...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, draft resistance, draft resisters, draft counseling,...
Playing time: 24 min., 14 sec. ------------ recording begins mid-sentence with unidentified male talking about William Sloan Coffin who then talks about opposition to the Vietnam War; unidentified male returns at end and makes announcements and gives closing blessing  
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, religious aspects of peace
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women Strike for Peace
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Side 1 of Save the Children, produced in July 1967, in Santa Monica, CA. Women Strike for Peace, with the help of folk musicians, produced this album as a protest against the Vietnam War. Side 1 songs and performers: What Month Was Jesus Born In / Odetta; Money Crop / Malvina Reynolds; Legend of a Girl Child Linda / Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Mimi Farina; Universal Soldier / Buffy Sainte-Marie; La Colombe / Judy Collins.  NOTE: there was a silent gap of approximately 24 secs near the...
Topics: Women and peace, Peace movements, Peace activists, Women and political activities, Peace songs,...
SIDE A: Margaret Hope Bacon interviewing Mildred Scott Olmsted, November 3, 1987, Rose Valley, PA. Research for Bacon's book: One woman's passion for peace and freedom : the life of Mildred Scott Olmsted. Olmsted discusses her reading habits and how she and her husband, Allen, balanced marriage and work that was "pioneering".  Interview includes anecdotal stories of the couple and a conversation about Allen Olmsted -- his disposition, professional life and family. This recording is...
Topics: Mildred Scott Olmsted, Women and peace, Peace activists United States Biography, Pacifists United...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Korengold, Barry
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Radio broadcast produced by Barry Korengold, and executive producer Susan Rivo for the station KPFA, Berkeley, California. This is an installment in the series “Voices from a Promised Land.” Recorded in spring, 1990; broadcasted in July, 1990. Features interviews with six Jewish women activists currently working in the United States to promote peace in the Middle East. They discuss the self-destructive policies of the Israeli government, Palestinian human rights abuses, the role of women in...
Topics: Women and peace History 20th century, Peace movements Israel, Women and peace Israel 20th Century...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Jessie Binford
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Radio broadcast honoring humanitarian Jane Addams on her 100th birthday, presented by the Division of Radio and Television of the Chicago Public Schools. The broadcast features an address by Jessie Binford, a resident of Hull-House who worked with Addams for over 30 years. Binford provides a first-hand account of Addams’ work at Hull-House, her character, and beliefs, and affirms her influence around the world. Binford discusses Addams’ inspiration for and vision in establishing Hull-House...
Topics: Jane Addams, Hull-House (Chicago), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF),...
Audio script, written and narrated by Joan E. Biren, accompanying a slide show about the Seneca Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice.  The encampment was a women-only camp, held in the summer of 1983 from July 4 through Labor Day, in Romulus, New York. It was established to protest against the area's nuclear arms activities and the deployment of Cruise and Pershing II missiles to Europe from the Seneca Army Depot scheduled for the autumn of 1983. The narrative documents various...
Topics: Women and peace, Peace movements, New York (State) Seneca County, Peace Societies, Women's...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Bromfield
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Special radio program celebrating the 100th birthday of Jane Addams. After an introduction from the announcer, Jessie Binford gives a speech remembering Jane Addams. Binford had lived and worked with Addams for thirty years. She tells well-known stories of Addams' inquisitiveness as a child and her father's influence as she grew. She recalls Addams setting up Hull House and responding to the realities of the impoverished people in the neighborhood. Binford goes on to remember the...
Topics: Jane Addams, Hull House, Social change, Poverty, Radio programs, Jessie Binford, Division of Radio...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Riverside Radio WRVR
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Cora Weiss Comments radio program from August 3, 1975.  The topic is nuclear bombs, specifically those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which occurred 30 years prior. Weiss interviews Dr. Tomin Harada, who has come to New York from Hiroshima, Japan. He lost significant family due to the bombings, including his brother, sister, and wife. He first came to the United States in 1955, bringing “Hiroshima maidens” with him for treatment. Also in the studio is Rod Wallace, a graduate student of...
Topics: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Nuclear war, Nuclear disarmament, Japan, Survivors of nuclear activity,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
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Connecticut’s Living Sound Productions begins the tape with a statement from a Nebraska man attending a rally in New York Center aimed at the United Nations on June 12, 1982, to end the nuclear arms race and create a more humane ordering of global priorities. The tape then covers multiple short recordings of individuals giving speeches or interviews against nuclear weapons, from a broad range of states and countries, with a significant focus on British anti-nuclear movements. The tape...
Topics: Arms race, Antinuclear movements, Disarmament, Nonviolence, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear disarmament,...
Margaret Hope Bacon interviewing Mildred Scott Olmsted, October 28, 1987, Rose Valley, PA. Research for Bacon's book: One Woman's Passion for Peace and Freedom :the Life of Mildred Scott Olmsted . Olmsted reveals she used to believe she had four different personalities, eventually that belief faded by adolescence. Other topics include: childhood friends, her sister Adele, social and academic experiences at Smith College including peers, professors, courses and subjects she enjoyed. NOTE: This...
Topics: Mildred Scott Olmsted, Women and peace History 20th century, Peace activists United States...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
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Margaret Mead has a public service announcement regarding Earth Day: “Earth Day is the first holy day that is going to be celebrated by the whole world. This is the first time we have a day suited to everyone. Earth Day represents a step toward a communal concern of the environment. There is too much stress on our waters and our air, largely due to cities who dump their waste in nearby waters and chemical substances the environment cannot tolerate. We are using up fossil fuels too fast; there...
Topics: Earth Day, International Earth Day, Fossil fuels, Public service radio programs, Margaret Mead
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by A Quaker Action Group (AQAG)
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1967 (Nov.-Dec.) ------- Playing time: audiotape reel 0205_01a: 2 hrs., 9 min., 2 sec.; audiotape reel 0205_01b: 2 hrs., 7 min., 29 sec.; audiotape reel 0205_02a: 2 hrs., 7 min., 29 sec.; audiotape reel 0205_02b: 58 min., 25 sec. ----------- tape made by E.S. Nelson; donated by John Braxton ---------- In March 1967, members of A Quaker Action Group (AQAG) sailed to North Vietnam in the yacht  Phoenix , carrying medical supplies for North Vietnamese wounded by American bombing. The protest...
Topics: Vietnam War protests, A Quaker Action Group, The Phoenix, direct action
Playing time: 2 min., 17 sec. ----------- unidentified female talks about opposition to Vietnam War and Vietnamization
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by ”Radio series produced weekly by the World Peace Broadcasting Foundation”
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[no date] Playing time: 0442_01: 56 min., 29 sec.;  0442_02: 58 min., 50 sec. ---------------- 0442_01: recording begins mid-sentence;  unidentified male interviews U.S. Congressional members and others on their opposition to the Vietnam War for a radio series produced weekly by the World Peace Broadcasting Foundation: Senator Ernest Gruening, Senator George McGovern, Senator Mark Hatfield, Senator Wayne Morse, Representative George E. Brown, Dr. Erich Fromm, Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Jr....
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace [BEM]
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Playing time: 0367_01: 50 min., 18 sec.;  0367_02: 50 min., 36 sec. --------------- 0367_01: Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM) second national meeting about opposition to the Vietnam War; speakers include: Henry Niles, Harold Willens, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Joseph McDowell; questions from audience members  --------- 0367_02: continuation of Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM) second national meeting about opposition to the Vietnam War; speakers include Henry Niles,...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, economic aspects of war
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Riverside Radio WRVR
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Playing time: 30 min., 48 sec. -------- Cora Weiss talks with Bob Siegel, director of WRVR news, about her recent visit to Vietnam and opposition to Vietnam War
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War civilian relief, peace movements
Playing time: 13 min., 21 sec. ----------- [see audiotape file 0650.4_02 for same content] portion of SANE Vietnam War protest rally, Madison Square Garden, New York City, with speakers:  Gunnar Myrdal, Norman Thomas
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, SANE
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by an anti-Vietnamese Conflict coalition including Society of Friends, Fellowship of Reconciliation, universities
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[1968?]-[1974?] Playing time: 0214_01a: 1 hr., 59 min. 16 sec.;  0214_01b: 37 min., 35 sec. -------------- Donated by Robert Radford. -------------- Technical note from George Blood: File split to avoid 4GB limit, with 10 second overlap. Overlap consists of silence. ------------------- Discrepancy in Preservation Copy (.wav) and Web Copy (.mp3) of 0214_01a: 0214_01a (Web Copy):  Same as Preservation Copy (see below) until:  1:35:38-1:37:00: silence; then bass accompaniment begins, with flute...
Topics: Vietnam War protests, peace movements, civil rights movements, African Americans, draft resistance,...
Playing time: 0351_01: 48 min., 19 sec.;  0351_02: 47 min., 54 sec.  ------------- Technical notes from George Blood: Technical Notes: 3/20/2018 MM: Speed fluctuation at top of file 1 is inherent to original recording ----------------- (From Swarthmore College Peace Collection finding aid for Business Executives Move for New National Priorities Records, 1966-1984, DG 116): The first national meeting of BEM was held at the Statler-Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC, on September 27, 1967. Among the...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, economic aspects of war
Playing time: 0805.01a: 1 hr., 4 min., 42 sec.; 0805.01b: 2 min., 3 sec.; 0805.01c: 5 min., 27 sec.; 0805.02a: 29 sec.;  0805.02b: 17 min., 18 sec.; 0805.02c: 42 min., 27 sec.; 0805.02d: 14 min., 9 sec.;  0805.03a: 1 hr., 4 min., 30 sec.; 0805.03b: 31 min., 39 sec. -------- Technical notes from George Blood: Technical Notes: 3/20/2018 MM: Four mono files, channel 4 is blank. Files split due to file size cap and tape speed changes. Files 1a and 1b are comprised of 3.75ips content in channel 1....
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, Society of Friends
1968 (April 1) [side 1];  1968 (June 3) [side 2] ----------- Playing time: 0862_01: 31 min., 18 sec.;  0862_02: 31 min., 34 sec. ------------- Tape 2 of 5 0862_01: continuation of Fair Lawn Committee for Peace in Vietnam, Fair Lawn, NJ; Benjamin Spock and David Schoenbrun talk about opposition to the Vietnam War ------------ 0862_02: continuation of Fair Lawn Committee for Peace in Vietnam, Fair Lawn, NJ; Benjamin Spock and David Schoenbrun talk about opposition to the Vietnam War
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection
Playing time: 3 min., 28 sec. ---------- (From Swarthmore College Peace Collection finding aid for Business Executives Move for New National Priorities Records, 1966-1984, DG 116): The first national meeting of BEM was held at the Statler-Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC, on September 27, 1967. Among the speakers at that meeting were Senator Thruston B. Morton; Marriner S. Eccles, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board; Ambassador Tran Van Dinh, Former Ambassador of South Vietnam to the...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, economic aspects of war
Playing time: 0733_01: 39 min., 28 sec.;  0733_02: 29 min., 16 sec. ------------ War Resisters League (WRL) Dinner 0733_01: annual peace award ceremony of the War Resisters League; Ed Gottlieb, Chairman, introduces A.J. Muste who talks about his opposition to the Vietnam War and recent trip to Stockholm, Sweden; Bayard Rustin talks about opposition to the Vietnam War and sings a spiritual a cappella  ----------- 0733_02: continuation of the annual peace award ceremony of the War Resisters...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, conscientious objection, War Resisters League (WRL)
SIDE A: Margaret Bacon interviewing Mildred Scott Olmsted, October 22, 1987, Rose Valley, PA. Research for Bacon's book, One Woman's Passion for Peace and Freedom: the Life of Mildred Scott Olmsted . Recording begins mid-conversation about Ruth Mellor and her family, the Olmsteds' family living arrangements which included Mellor. The conversation shifts to an extended discussion of Olmsted's relatives on her mother's and father's sides. This recording is side A of an audio cassette tape, the...
Topics: Mildred Scott Olmsted, Women and peace History 20th century, Peace activists United States...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Paul F. Walker
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Side A: Part of a recorded conversation, dated February 26, 1988, featuring nonproliferation and arms control expert, Paul Walker explaining the Peacemaker Rail Garrison program, a weapons transport system for storing MX and Midgetman missiles. The discussion is in reference to the United States Air Force's intention of storing Midgetman missiles at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana. On February 23, 1988, at the MX/Midgetman Missile road show in Helena Montana, Walker presents a...
Topics: MX (Weapons system), Midgetman Missile, Intercontinental ballistic missiles, Nuclear weapons,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Sound Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
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Eighteen radio spots from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) promoting peace and social justice. 1) Congress must act to protect American citizens in North Vietnam. 2) Congress must implement tax reform that addresses the economic disparities across the U.S. 3) There is a need for an increase of employment opportunities for women with college degrees. 4) Workers are providing for their government but the government is not providing for its workers. 5) Women must be...
Topics: Women's rights, Gender equality, Economic disparity, Employment disparity, Wage gap, Social...
SIDE A: Margaret Hope Bacon interviewing Mildred Scott Olmsted, November 11, 1987, Rose Valley, PA. Research for Bacon's book: One woman's passion for peace and freedom : the life of Mildred Scott Olmsted.  The interview focuses on Olmsted's friendships, and more personal topics such as her marriage, pregnancy, the birth of their son Peter, and how the birth impacted the Olmsteds' relationship. Recalls how motherhood got her terminated from WILPF. This recording is side A of an audio cassette...
Topics: Mildred Scott Olmsted, Women and peace History 20th Century, Peace activists United States...